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New York Mets Sign Reliever Pedro Feliciano to Minor League Contract

January 21st, 2013 at 1:30 PM
By Mike Phillips

In what continues a trend of low key additions this offseason, the New York Mets made another minor move to address their bullpen. The move brings former Met Pedro Feliciano back to the franchise on a minor league deal, MetsBlog.com reports. Feliciano was with the Mets from 2002-2010, and he became an effective lefty reliever for the squad in 2006. Feliciano was overworked in his Mets tenure, racking up 266 appearances from 2008-2010 before signing a two year contract with the Yankees after the 2010 season. Feliciano then missed the next two years while dealing with shoulder problems, which infamously led to Yankees GM Brian Cashman blaming the Mets for overusing Feliciano, causing him never to throw a pitch in pinstripes. Feliciano has been pitching in the Puerto Rican winter league this winter, where has compiled a 1.23 ERA in seven appearances. Feliciano will receive an invitation to major league spring training, where he will compete with a slew of left handers, including youngsters Josh Edgin and Rob Carson as well as the rehabbing Tim Byrdak, for a spot in the major league bullpen. 

'Pedro Feliciano' photo (c) 2009, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

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